Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : curl vulnerability (USN-2474-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Andrey Labunets discovered that curl incorrectly handled certain URLs
when using a proxy server. If a user or automated system were tricked
into using a specially crafted URL, an attacker could possibly use
this issue to inject arbitrary HTTP requests.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libcurl3, libcurl3-gnutls and / or libcurl3-nss
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80826 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71964

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8150

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